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Mama #2: A Tribute To My Mother(In-Law)

Angie Viets, LCP | Posted 03.21.2017 | Parents
Angie Viets, LCP

On the day I married her son, she hugged me warmly and with tear-filled eyes said, “You are now my daughter, and although you have a mother, I am no...

'She Wanted To Be With Her Daughter'

Joyal Mulheron | Posted 02.23.2017 | Parents
Joyal Mulheron

“She wanted to be with her daughter.” This phrase was repeated often in the days following the death of Debbie Reynolds, who passed just one day a...

Mom Fights Back After Troll Calls Her Breastfeeding Pics 'Gross'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 02.21.2017 | Parents

A mom in Australia is taking a stand against a troll who described her breastfeeding photos as “gross.” Nadine Muller, a registered nurse and fitn...

How The Conversation's False Report About Dads Hurts Moms and the Workplace

Josh Levs | Posted 02.13.2017 | Parents
Josh Levs

It happens constantly: news agencies and researchers publish reports using skewed data, inaccurate statements, and their own beliefs in stereotypes to...

People Were Too Scared To Tell Me This About Motherhood

Tova Leigh | Posted 01.30.2017 | Parents
Tova Leigh

I don't know why no one tells moms the truth about what it's like to be a mom. Why do people keep selling women bullshit ideas about how easy, wonderful and natural it all is?

After Accidentally Dressing Alike One Day, Mom And Daughters Make It A Habit

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.24.2017 | Parents

Since June, U.K. mom and blogger Dominique Davis has been taking adorable photos with her two daughters, Amelia and Penny. In the images, the trio pos...

Here's A Helpful Guide For Breastfeeding Moms Going To D.C. This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.19.2017 | Parents

On Saturday, an estimated 200,000 women and allies will participate in the Women’s March on Washington. The day before, around 800,000 people are ex...

10 Habits Of The Most Successful Moms

Joyce Shulman | Posted 01.14.2017 | Parents
Joyce Shulman

They floss. (Nope, I'm not kidding; research says they floss.)

Stop Letting Media Teach Girls Their Self-Worth

Michelle Cove | Posted 01.09.2017 | Parents
Michelle Cove

It is essential that girls--and women--understand and can easily define our self-worth, publicly and privately.

When A Nanny Drops A Baby On The Head, And Mom Gets The Blame

Tova Leigh | Posted 01.04.2017 | Parents
Tova Leigh

I don't really understand why it is anyone's business how someone else raises their children.

Don't Deport Our Moms: Immigration Meets Alzheimer's Disease

Ted Lewis | Posted 12.20.2016 | Politics
Ted Lewis

My mom died from Alzheimer's disease a couple of years ago. Before that, while we were saying the "long goodbye," I used to visit as often as possib...

Why Every Mom Should Travel Without Her Kids At Least Once

Mommy Nearest | Posted 11.30.2016 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

You can reconnect with yourself and who you were before kids, gain some clarity on your life, and come back home refreshed and ready take on this motherhood thing all over again.

Fulltime Med Student Manages Mother's Profitable Business Teaching 30 Somethings To Be Companions

Lisi Maldonado | Posted 11.27.2016 | Entertainment
Lisi Maldonado

"You're late! You're appointment was 45 minutes ago Angeline!" Startled out of my relaxation, I look up from my pedicure to see a male tech rushing wi...

12 Things I Wish My Mama Told Me Growing Up

Jessica Semaan | Posted 11.23.2016 | Women
Jessica Semaan

You do not have to achieve anything for me to love you. I will love you even more when you fail.

The Silver-Lined Lesson for Your Kids from the Presidential Election

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.20.2016 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

With the race for President now squarely in our rearview mirror, it's time to take stock of the lessons from this historic election. And there are man...

Why Catering to Your Child's Tantrums Isn't Always a Bad Thing

Quora | Posted 11.16.2016 | Parents

Are western parents doing kids a disservice by giving in to all whims? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling q...

Moving From One Side Of The Table To The Other

Jackie Walker | Posted 11.15.2016 | Fifty
Jackie Walker

This weekend my older son and family came to visit for their son's first birthday celebration. Conversations covered many topics and reminiscing became part of the pattern of the days. As I thought about our moments I recalled a memory from long ago shared by my father and me.

What It's Like Caring For My Mother From Far Away

Lisa Hirsch | Posted 11.04.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Hirsch

A few years ago I recall defending myself from some other caregivers. They thought I should not consider myself mom's caregiver, reasoning that since I lived far away I did not care for her in the same way that they did. Their words stung me deeply and had me momentarily question myself.

Why I Love My Mother-In-Law

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 11.03.2016 | Women
Alessandra Macaluso

Now, go find your metaphorical horse's head, put some glitter in a card, and have a laugh about poop.

How Being a Mother Will Hurt Your Career Even When You Promise It Won't

Quora | Posted 11.03.2016 | Women

What are some frustrating experiences you've had in your career? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questio...

I Wish My Mom Could Have Seen The Cubs Win Last Night

Kevin Folta | Posted 11.03.2016 | Fifty
Kevin Folta

It was 1974. I was bored silly in a fog of ADHD (when they called it “unsettled”) and sitting at my desk at Dirksen Elementary. It was first grade...

To The Mom Who Sends Her Sick Child To School

Natalie Thomas | Posted 11.01.2016 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

I've never been much a rule follower. I'll fudge my daughter's age at overpriced theme parks, talk my way into a free trial class, knowing I have no intention of signing up and bypass rules of the road (The rolling stop is a favorite move of mine as is right on red, no u-turn... Basically, I'm a menace to society.).

How Can We Liberate Parents from Guilt?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.01.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By Diana Divecha Pressure on parents today is endemic, and, for the first time, stress levels among youth have eclipsed those of adults--something p...

Learn From Your Teenage Daughter What She Wants From You As Her Mother

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.26.2016 | Teen
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

As mothers we try so hard to relate to our teenage girls only to find we don't feel heard or appreciated. We read all the parenting blogs and sympathize with each other but how do we really know what our daughters want and need?

21st Century Parenting: New, Better, More

Joanna Charnas | Posted 10.27.2016 | Parents
Joanna Charnas

I don't want new or better. I crave simplicity. I hope Friend X keeps her antique changing table. It would be a shame to park it in the garage because of incompatibility with a wipey warmer.